What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Education – STEM Curriculum & Robot Models

SolidWorks CAD Instructors Guide

The new SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2014-2105 Instructor’s Guide and Student Guides brings a series of Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) competencies front and center to help teachers in their day to day lesson plans. SOLIDWORKS is a great tool to make STEM topics relevant through fun visualization of physics and algebra.

STEM Competencies in SOLIDWORKS Lessons AppendixC-STEM

STEM Curriculum Examples AppendixD-Curriculum

Next Generation Science Standards NGSS and Common Core NGSS-Common Core-Standards

KitBot in SolidWorks HR


Also new this year are libraries of robot assembly models to help competitive teams in FIRST robotics and other platforms such as LEGO, TETRIX by Pitsco and MATRIX.  Links to robot libraries can be found here.  More examples will be developed as contest rules apply throughout the upcoming school year.

An additional application to SOLIDWORKS Education products is SOLIDWORKS Electrical.  SOLIDWORKS  Electrical is great to develop 2D schematics, control diagrams and 3D cable/wire harnesses.    We also provide educators new lessons for SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

Educators can review sample curriculum,  All curriculum is located inside the SOLIDWORKS Education Edition from the Help menu or SOLIDWORKS Resource pane.

Please take some time to explore our SOLIDWORKS Education 2014-2015 Launch site and discover how SolidWorks gives you and your students the tools to manage every aspect of your design process, from initial layout, to detail design, simulation, communication and collaboration. Marie  





Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education & Early Engagement, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS. She is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the SOLIDWORKS products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard